Jerry Coyne’s Albatross in Flight

Samuel Taylor Coleridge ‘s poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, is the source of the phrase “an albatross around one’s neck,” a metaphor for an encumbrance or a burden. Jerry Coyne used The Albatross as a working title for a book he was writing. 

It is no longer necessary for Coyne or readers of Coyne’s website, Why Evolution Is True, to refer to Coyne’s book as The Albatross; Coynes latest book is written, and has a title and a publication date:

Coyne

Release date: May 19, 2015

You can pre-order your copy from an independent bookstore near you!

The Ignorance of Newspaper Commenters

There are two meanings for the word ignorant: 1. Lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated and the informal 2. Discourteous or rude Many of the people commenting on the Ottawa Citizen article, “Anti-separate School Ad Campaign Rejected” are ignorant in both senses of the word. The commenters … Continue reading

CBC News discusses atheism, badly as usual

Whenever CBC tackles atheism on its news network, they bungle it hideously. Several times they’ve had panels discussing atheism without a single atheist present, and no one speaking for an atheist position – you can imagine how they’ve turned out. Well on The National on Sunday night, Wendy Mesley – … Continue reading

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